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Eating Raoul

Eating Raoul (1982)

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Eating Raoul was celebrated at the time of its release as the perfect marriage between mainstream moviemaking and the so-called "underground" cinema. Cult-film icons Mary Woronov and Paul Bartel (both of whom directed) play a married couple who decide to cash in on the sexual perversions of others. Posing as a hooker, Woronov lures the "johns" in and indulges their every kinky whim, whereupon Bartel kills the unwary client, steals the valuables, and sells the corpse for dog food. Though they see

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Comedy, Cult Movies

Richard Blackburn, Paul Bartel

Apr 13, 2004

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Nicely lays out capitalism on the chopping block. In an obsessively consumptive culture like America's, the only way for a common couple to strive is through killing, then consuming.

November 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Despite the consistency of the film's droll take on murder and mayhem, it still feels oddly uneven and skimpy, as if there just isn't quite enough meat on its narrative bones.

October 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Bartel's cult classic paved the way for many rude satires about sex, murder, and cannibalism.

June 21, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

The acting duo of Mary Woronov and Paul Bartel deliver a nonchalant comedic style of delivery, this odd matter-of-factly placidness in a sea of mayhem abounding...Read on->

April 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Blunt Review
Blunt Review

Eating Raoul is a lively black comedy about the aftershocks of the sexual revolution in America.

February 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

It's hard to resist this sardonically riotous black comedy, even if you know the ingredients in the gourmet meal are disgusting.

January 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Overrated cult comedy isn't nearly as funny as it thinks it is.

February 2, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Dark, wild and silly cult comedy.

July 29, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Eating Raoul

Silly con carne
July 17, 2013
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

This movie had such a mystique about it that it could not live up to the expectations I had, but now I can say I have at least watched it.
June 27, 2011
Tomassgringo

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A very funny cult movie, I really liked it, the story is really good too.The only thing I didn't really like was the ending, but still, I highly recommend it.
January 12, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

Not bad for low budget, cannibalistic, 80's film-making where the highlight is a short erotic scene and the biggest star is Ed Begley, Jr.
December 12, 2009
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